I have a deep interest in effecting change in how we as a society grow, produce, relate to and eat food. I am a passionate advocate for sustainable and ethical farming practices, artisanal skills and knowledge, supporting our local farmers and fisherfolk. To this end, I have been active in a number of groups that work to promote these goals, including as a Director on the OFA (Organic Federation of Australia) and the OFA Consumer Council.
I was born in the 1950s to a mother of Italian descent, so it would be very fair to say food has always been a major part of my life. I am a whole and natural foods chef, award-winning author, speaker and cooking teacher. All my books (and classes) but especially my new one (due June 1st, 2016) Wholefood From The Ground Up, are a discussion on and guide to nourishing wisdom, and then how we translate that wisdom into delicious meals as a delicious part of your everyday life, with less stress.
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